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Every Type of Access

Every Type of Access


  • ISL Interpreted
  • Speech to Text

Venue: Online

Date: Thursday 14 October
Time: 2pm–3:30pm

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The National Gallery of Ireland holds the national collection of over 40,000 works of art. The gallery’s Education Department provides a year-round programme of participation, engagement and learning events dedicated to bringing people and their art together.

In recent years, the gallery has increasingly focused on providing as many access points as possible for a diverse audience. They have developed programming that is designed in an inclusive fashion, negating, as much as possible, the need for any attendee with a disability to have to identify themselves in advance or make specific requests in order to be accommodated.

Presented by Brina Casey and Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire, Education officers at the National Gallery of Ireland, this session detailed some of the ways in which the gallery has incorporated accessible features into the public programme, such as live captioning of lectures, slower pace public tours suitable for sufferers of chronic pain, gained recognition as an autism-friendly institution, and developed an active programme of tailored, onsite and offsite projects for groups with disabilities. Participants in this workshop learned about some of the challenges this has presented, and practical tips for implementing such a programme.

This Workshop took place on Thursday 14 October 2021 from 2-3:30pm IST.

Find the edited Transcript for this session here.

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Note:Registration was €25 per person and all times advertised were in Irish Summer Time GMT+1 (IST).

This event will have live Speech to Text (CART) provided by MyClearText and will take place in Zoom.

Irish, American, and British Sign Language interpretation is available on request at the time of registration or by contacting Síle Stewart, Event Manager, by emailing sile@adiarts.ie by Friday 24 September 2021.

This event will not be recorded but an edited transcript will be made available shortly after the session.

The National Gallery of Ireland houses the National Collection of European and Irish Fine Art and has evolved over 150 years through a number of significant alterations and expansions. The refurbishment of the historic wings is part of an overall master plan that aims to develop a coherent and accessible circulation system through the various layers of the Gallery.

Irish Sign Language (ISL) is the sign language used in the republic of Ireland. The language makes use of space and involves movement of hands, body, face and head. A sign language interpreter interprets what a person says or signs simultaneously, or immediately afterwards.

Speech to Text is a process of converting speech into text.